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Petit - Brighton's duo can do “everything” for Mikel Arteta's Arsenal.

Updated: Dec 25, 2022

Petit has advised his Arsenal not to sign Tielemans from Leicester and instead target Brighton’s Mac Allister and Caicedo.

Arsenal will make a move to sign Youri Tielemans on a free transfer when his contract at Leicester expires in June, reports The Sun.

Arsenal great Emmanuel Petit has urged the Gunners to secure the services of Brighton's Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo in the January transfer window.

The Premier League table toppers continue to be linked with several players ahead of the winter transfer window including the likes of Youri Tielemans, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Isco.

In a bid to land their first league title since 2004, Petit says the Seagulls' duo Mac Allister [23] and Caicedo [21] are capable of boosting Arsenal's title charge.

Speaking to Mega Casino, Petit said: “If we’re talking about midfielders for Arsenal, I know the links are there with Tielemens at Leicester, who I think is a good player, but I’m not sure he is what Arsenal needs. I’m a big fan of two players from Brighton: Alexis Mac Alister and Moises Caicedo.

“Mac Alister, I said this last season before he won the World Cup, he is a guy that does everything in the midfield. He sets the tempo, and carries the ball. Technically, he is very good. He scores goals.

“The guy that sits next to him at Brighton, Caicedo, he is excellent. If Arsenal could take both of those players, two guys who know each other, they would fit perfectly at the club. They would do everything that Arteta wants in midfield. Both of them are young and could form a partnership for years.”

The Frenchman added: “In terms of his [Mac Alliste's] experience and maturity, he played almost every single game at the World Cup and he played really well. He is at Brighton! What are Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City doing? Come on! He plays brilliant football.”

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